2011 Kawasaki Vulcan® 900 Custom SE
My third and favorite bike.By (I am an Owner) on Apr 17, 2012
I love this bike. It's a great weight and size for me. At 6'3" and ~200lbs it's hard to find mid-size cruisers that are comfortable for me. The forward shifter and brake make reclining very easy. Ground clearance is a little low for my liking, and it's very easy to scrap foot pegs when leaning, ... but I never feel like it's sliding out from under me. The large rear wheel (largest in it's class) gives a great feel of control. The large fuel tank is amazing for long trips. I'm averaging 33mpg, with most of my driving in the city or mountain switchbacks. On long stretches of highway I get closer to 45-50mpg, which gets me about 250 miles per tank. The matte black coating and paint gets me compliments wherever I go. Random people will come up to me even when I'm in a group of riders and ask about it. I even had a guy offer me money to get his picture taken on it. Power feels great, I can easily go from 40-80 when merging on the highway. I feel a little power shortage when someone else is riding with me but that's just me being picky. Here's an overall.
Pros: appearance, size, gas tank size, weight, reliability
Cons: ground clearance, matte black parts can be hard to find, could use a little more torque.